The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


Conchas, a Mexican sweet bread topped with colored sugar, sit in a display case in the center of Rinconcito Hispanos grocery section. They are one of the many hispanic specialty items sold at the store.

Pupusas and Community: Rinconcito Hispano

Editor’s Note: The quotes featured within this article have been translated from Spanish to English and edited for clarity. It’s close to one in the afternoon and Rinconcito Hispano is full. A group...

Jabari Hinson (middle) stands with his teammates before a tournament—photo by Adam Atkinson.

Grappling Greatness: Jabari Hinson

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor April 5, 2024

Being a student-athlete can be a daunting task for most high schoolers. Maintaining acceptable grades while also making time for practice and competitions can be a struggle for a lot of student-athletes....

Min Williamson stands with an LGBTQ+ flag draped across her shoulders. SF-496 has mandated that teachers must report student requests to go by different pronouns than those listed in school records. The legislation poses new challenges for trans youth. Created with Canva.

Iowa “Name Law” Bill Poses New Challenges for Trans Youth

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2024

On the first day of school, U.S Government and European History teacher Kirstin Sullivan began attendance with a warning; if students wanted to be identified by a different pronoun than that listed in...

Voters cast their ballots at caucus location Ames 01 at the Memorial Union on Monday January 15.

In Ames Caucus Voters Hesitate on Trump, Look to More Moderate Candidates

In frigid temperatures on Monday, January 15, Iowans showed up to local caucus centers, paving the way for a decisive Trump victory. The turnout, largely due to the cold, was the lowest Iowa had seen...

Herrera awaiting his Quarter Final matchup at the Super 32 Wrestling Tournament on October 22, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Allyson Schwab

Ames High Transfer Denied Athletic Eligibility

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor January 3, 2024

Last summer, two-time California state wrestling champion Daniel “Peanut” Herrera elected to forgo his Senior year at Palm Desert High School in the Coachella Valley and to instead attend Ames High....

Review: Utopia by Travis Scott

Review: Utopia by Travis Scott

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor September 22, 2023

The Houston native’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, Utopia, was released over a month ago, yet it still divides fans. From the first few seconds of the new project, listeners could tell that...

live intentionally.

live intentionally.

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

I lost pretty much an entire year of my life. In March 2020, the big bad that I don't even have to name turned from a slow-running stream to Niagara Falls. I don't know how to describe this section of...

What Were Listening to May 2023

What We’re Listening to May 2023

Elaina Johnson and Bennett Anderson May 22, 2023

As the school year comes to a close the Ames High WEB thought we would share our final playlist of the 2022-2023 school year. Aaron No Wok, Lucki  No One Knows, Brent Faiyaz Woman, Rema  ...

Opinion: There is No Such Thing as Responsible Animal Breeding

Opinion: There is No Such Thing as Responsible Animal Breeding

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor May 22, 2023

How do you get your pets? Adoption, pet stores, breeders, and circumstances (eg. through a friend or relative, found as strays) are among the most popular methods of obtaining a pet, namely dogs and cats....

Inflation – In a Nutshell

David Lee, Multimedia Manager May 16, 2023

This is the economic concept of Inflation - In a Nutshell, brought to you by minimum wage and a soon-to-be-broke college student! Today, we will explore what inflation is, why it's important to understand...

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